Red Cross in need of Type ‘O’ blood

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — The American Red Cross is asking for donations of Type O blood as it faces a shortage.

Type O blood is also known as universal donor blood, as it can help any patient.

The Red Cross urges people of all blood types to make potentially life-saving donations.

According to the organization, a bad flu season and winter weather contributed to the shortage.

Donors are urged to make an appointment to give blood now using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo enabled device.


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